The Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association has mentioned that the annual Man Ghana competition is the only recognised event under its tutelage adding that any other bodybuilding competition in the country, should not be entertained.
This reminder, according to officials of the Association, has become necessary due to reports on some sections of the media of an upcoming bodybuilding competition dubbed, ‘Mr. Ghana’, by an alien organisation with the name WABBA.
In a statement released on Friday morning and signed by it’s acting Communications Director, George Fausta Baffoe mentioned that “the Ghana bodybuilding and fitness Association is the ONLY body accredited by the National Sports Authority under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, mandated to Control all activities and and see to the development of Bodybuilding in Ghana.”
“The Ghana Bodybuilding and fitness Association since its inauguration to be separated from the weightlifting Association, have been controlling and developing the sports to its current state.”
“The GBFA wants to state that, it does not recognize any body or association called WABBA and as a result we will like to inform the public to dissociate themselves from any association not recognized by the GBFA.”
The release also touched on the Mr. Ghana Bodybuilding competition being organised by WABBA, and asked the general public especially its athletes to disassociate themselves from it.
“It has come to the notice of the GBFA that this Association is coming up with an event called ‘Mr Ghana’. We would like to inform the media and the public that, the Ghana Bodybuilding and fitness Association’s flagship event which is the Nation’s biggest and most celebrated Bodybuilding championship is called MAN GHANA and not Mr Ghana.”
“We will therefore emphasize that the public should dissociate themselves from this association as any engagement with them will be at their own risk.”
“In due time, the GBFA will come out with subsequent development in terms of the legality of this association and it’s activities”, the statement read.
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